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US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Mar 15, 2019 U.S. Navy. Nurse Corps
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Director’s Message: Welcome 2019!! Tina Davidson, RDML, NC, USN Director, Navy Nurse Corps Transformational Leadership: Influence of Knowledge & Innovation Mary Riggs, RADM, NC Deputy Director, Reserve Component Manpower Update: Decrease in Navy Medicine End Strength Deborah Roy, CAPT, NC Deputy Director, Nurse Corps It’s a Good Time to Plan Your Personal Strategic Goals Carolyn McGee, CAPT, NC NC Career Planner Specialty Pays & Compensation Heather Ray, CDR, NC NC Personnel Planner...
Topics: Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL), nursing
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Mar 13, 2019 U.S. Naval Submarine Medical Center
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by Helen M. Paulson Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Navy Department Research Work Unit M4305.08-3001DAC9.08 Color vision tests used by the different Departments and Agencies of the U. S. Government were evaluated and compared. The purpose was to determine the extent to which the different tests select and reject men with the same gradation of color vision defect. Many color defectives of all types and degrees of defect and a smaller sample of normals were examined on the various tests and the...
Topics: ophthalmology, color vision, color blindness
CDR Peter B. Dodson (ret) passed away peacefully at the age of 67 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, Florida on February 20, 2019 surrounded by the love of his family and friends. Peter graduated from Chillicothe High School in Chillicothe, Ohio in 1969. He received his B.S. in Biology from Valparaiso University in 1973 and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Case Western Reserve University in 1977. Peter practiced dentistry for 40 years, with nearly 25 years in the United States Navy,...
Topics: Dental Corps, obituary
CAPT Richard Harper (ret) was born on May 11, 1938 in Chambersburg, PA to Robert and Dorothy Harper of Chambersburg. ... When starting dental school in 1965, he commissioned in the Navy Dental Corps as an Ensign and obtained the rank of Lieutenant upon graduation from dental school in 1969. ... His first assignment as a dental officer was to the Marine Air Wing at Cherry Point, NC followed by an assignment to the dental command in Guam. The Navy then selected him for training to the University...
Topics: Dental Corps, obituary
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Mar 1, 2019 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Global Health Engagement in action: Trinidad and Tobago By Lt. David Cruz, NEPMU 5 Lt. David Cruz is a United States Navy Environmental Health Officer with Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit 5 and an Associate in the Global Health Specialist Program. Each year, U.S. Navy personnel deploy to Partner Nations (PNs) in the Caribbean including Central and South America as part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) to strengthen partnerships and improve interoperability. As part of SPS 2018,...
Topics: NEPMU-5, Trinidad and Tobago, humanitarian assistance, Navy Medicine Live blog
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Mar 1, 2019 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work during January 2019.
Topics: pediatrics, Navy Medicine Live blog,, NH Bremerton, training, Germany, Hospital Corps, Purple Heart...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Mar 1, 2019 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Vice Admiral C. Forrest Faison III, Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery It is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Corps on behalf of our entire Navy Medicine family, as they celebrate 148 years of service to our nation. Steadfast and reliable in service for years before its formal establishment on March 3, 1871, the Medical Corps is comprised entirely of physicians who have dedicated their lives to medicine and national service. The special...
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Medical Corps
Why GAO Did This Study In recent years, the Senate Armed Services Committee and DOD have raised concerns that the military health system has prioritized peacetime care to the detriment of combat casualty care capability and wartime medical skills. Senate Report 115- 125 included a provision for GAO to review DOD’s efforts to address requirements from the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 regarding the required numbers of medical and dental personnel and wartime readiness...
Topics: military medicine, Defense Health Agency
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 15, 2019 U.S. Naval Medical Research and Development Command
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TABLE OF CONTENTS COMMANDING OFFICER  ........ 1 Captain Edward T. Flynn, Jr., MC, USN ..................................... 1 Previous Commanding Officers ................................................. 1 BACKGROUND .................... 2 MAJOR RESEARCH PROGRAM AREAS ...................3 EXAMPLES OF SCIENTIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 1992 ... ................... 4 COMMAND STATUS ...........................10 COMMAND STAFFING-....................... · ...... 12 PERSONNEL AWARDS AND PROMOTIONS...
Topics: NAMRU-2, NAMRU-3, Naval Medical Research Institute, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory,...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 15, 2019 U.S. Naval Medical Research and Development Command
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Commanding Officer ................ . 1 Captain Edward T. Flynn, Jr., MC, USN ...........1 Previous Commanding Officers .............2 Background . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Naval Medical Research and Development Command 3 Major Research Program Areas . . . 4 Combat Casualty Care . . . . . . . 4 Infectious Disease . . . . . . . . . . 5 Diving and Submarine Medicine . . 5 Envrronmental and Occupational Health . . . . 6 Aerospace Medicine and Human...
Topics: NAMRU-2, NAMRU-3, Naval Medical Research Institute, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory,...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 15, 2019 U.S. Naval Medical Research and Development Command
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TABLE OF CONTENTS COMMANDING OFFICER ......................5 Captain James N. Woody, MC, USN ................................................. 5 Previous Commanding Officers .................................................... 6 NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND.......................6 Major Research Program Areas ............................................................ 7 Combat Casualty Care ................................................... 7 Infectious Disease...
Topics: NAMRU-2, NAMRU-3, Naval Medical Research Institute, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory,...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 15, 2019 U.S. Naval Medical Research and Development Command
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Commanding Officer .............. 3 Captain James N. Woody, MC, USN .............................................. 3 A Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony ............................ 4 Captain Edward T. Flynn, MC, USN ....................................... 5 Previous Commanding Officers ...................................... 5 Background .............. 6 Major Research Program Areas ......................... 7 Combat Casualty Care...
Topics: NAMRU-2, NAMRU-3, Naval Medical Research Institute, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory,...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 15, 2019 U.S. Naval Medical Research and Development Command
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NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND .......... 3 MISSION..................3 VISION ................................................... 3 GUIDING PRINCIPLES ......................................................... .3 COMMANDING OFFICER ................4 1997 COMMAND HISTORY .................6 KEY PERSONNEL ..................................................................... 6 NMRDC'S SIX MAJOR RESEARCH AREAS ................................................. 7 Combat Casualty Care...
Topics: NAMRU-2, NAMRU-3, Naval Medical Research Institute, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory,...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 14, 2019 U.S. Anny Medical Research and Materiel Command; U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command
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Table of Contents Re-Engineering Medical Care for the 21st Century Sponsors ........... ii Re-Engineering Medical Care for the 21st Century Introduction .......... v Mobile X-ray Unit ......................................................... 1 LifeCell Corporation's Blood Preservation Technology ................. 2 Hypertonic Saline Dextran (HSD) ............................................. 4 Computer Aided Medical Assistant (CAMA) System ................. 5 Combat Medic Vest . . . . . . . . ....
Topics: military medicine, telemedicine, bacteriological warfare, chemical warfare, blood transfusion
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 14, 2019 U.S. Naval Medical Research and Development Command
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Work Unit Numbering ......................................................... 1 Introduction ................................................................ 2 "Best" Independent Research Paper of FY94 .......................... 3 Project Summaries FY94 ...................................................... 13 Plasma Volume, Vasopressin and the Genetics of Motion Sickness . . .......... 13 The Role of Cytokines in Recovery from Enteric Shock Compromise Following...
Topics: aviation medicine, dentistry, malaria, women's health, motion sickness, dengue, Naval Medical...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 13, 2019 U.S. Naval Medical Research and Development Command
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Table of Contents Mission, Vision, Guiding Principles .............................................. 1 Commanding Officer ............................................................................. 2 Background ....................................................................... 4 NMRDC's six major research areas and products to the Fleet.. ....................... 5 Combat Casualty Care Infectious Diseases Diving and Submarine Medicine Fleet Occupational Health Aviation Medicine and Human...
Topics: NAMRU-2, NAMRU-3, Naval Medical Research and Development Command, NMRDC, submarine medicine,...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 13, 2019 U.S. Naval Medical Research and Development Command
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TABLE OF CONTENTS NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELDPMENT COMMAND Department of the Navy • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 1 Mission and Function Statement • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 2 Organizational Structure • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 3 Facility Locations and Authorized Personnel • • • • • • • • • 4 NMRDC World Wide Laboratories and...
Topics: NAMRU-2, NAMRU-3, Naval Medical Research and Development Command, NMRDC, submarine medicine,...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 13, 2019 U.S. Naval Medical Research and Development Command
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Commanding Officer ................................... 1 CAPT Thomas N. Jones, MSC, USN ................. 1 NMRDC Commanding Officers ............... 2 Background ... .................. ............ ......... ... 3 Naval Medical Research and Development Command ........................ 3 Major Research Program Areas ..................................................... 3 Combat Casualty Care .......................................................................... 4...
Topics: NAMRU-2, NAMRU-3, Naval Medical Research and Development Command, NMRDC
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 7, 2019 U.S. Navy. Nurse Corps
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Director’s Reflection Page 2 Reserve Component’s Remarks Page 3 Structure of the Corps Page 4 Hail & Farewell Page 5 Regional Highlights Pages 6-13 Community Updates Pages 14-19 Specialty Leader Symposium Page 20 Spotlight on Awards Page 21 Command Selections Page 22 By the Numbers Pages 23-24
Topics: Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL), NMC Portsmouth, hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20),...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 7, 2019 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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INTRODUCTION The Special Edition of the Healthcare Analytics in Navy Medicine is an annual addition to each Volume that began in FY 2017 and provides a succinct and contextual overview of notable changes and implementations over the last fiscal year in Military Health System (MHS)/TRICARE policy, benefits, data, and analytic training offerings. The purpose of the Special Edition is to be a useful, but not exhaustive, resource to analysts and decision-makers who use MHS data for decision...
Topics: military medicine, TRICARE, insurance
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 1, 2019 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work during December 2018.
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Hospital Corps, training, Japan, USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), anthrax vaccine,...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Feb 1, 2019 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery For thousands of World War II veterans wounded during the conflict, the war’s end was only the beginning of a long and trying road to recovery. Al Schmid was one of these veterans. .... Just as Schmid was returning stateside for treatment, Naval Hospital Philadelphia was developing a first-of-its-kind rehabilitation program for blinded Sailors and Marines. This program targeted men like Schmid who suffered bilateral...
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, history of medicine, World War II, blindness
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Jan 9, 2019 U.S. Navy. Nurse Corps
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Director’s Message: Are You Mission Ready? Tina Davidson, RDML, NC Director, Navy Nurse Corps Professional Development Opportunities Mary Riggs, RADM, NC Deputy Director, Reserve Component Extension Requests for Duty Under Instruction Applicants Deborah Roy, CAPT, NC Deputy Director, Nurse Corps Always Ready for Tasking: Fleet Operational Nursing Cindy Baggott, CAPT, NC Fleet Nurse, U.S. Fleet Forces Command and U.S. Pacific Fleet Expeditionary Medical Facility Dallas “Crushes” It John...
Topics: Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune (NMCCL), NMC Portsmouth, hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20),...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Jan 3, 2019 U.S. Navy. Office of Naval Research
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This report is a compilation of 71 short progress reports. Subjects covered fall under one or more of the following generalized topics: physical-chemical properties of viruses; action of antibiotics, antiseptics, germicides, and chemotherapeutic agents; and, marine microbiology.
Topics: AEROSOLS, BACTERIOLOGY, BACTERIOPHAGES, BIOCHEMISTRY, BOTULINUM TOXIN, CHEMOTHERAPY, ENZYMES,...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Jan 2, 2019 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Editor’s Note: Can you believe 2018 is almost over? We can’t either! Here’s a look back at some of the highlights from our blog this year.
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, NAMRU-SA, USS Bataan (LHD-5), NAMRU-2, Cambodia, humanitarian assistance,...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Jan 2, 2019 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work during November 2018.
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Hospital Corps, Vanatua, Colombia, humanitarian assistance, Thailand
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Jan 2, 2019 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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By Capt. Joan Huber (Ret.), Nurse Corps, USN Editor’s note: President George H.W. Bush’s passing on November 30, 2018, gives us a reason to a pause and look back at the life and legacy of a leader who served with honor, kindness, and integrity.  President Bush was a former naval aviator and combat veteran who never forgot his ties to the service.  For Capt. Joan Huber, a retired Navy nurse who served in the White House Medical Unit (WHMU) during the Reagan and Bush administrations, George...
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Nurse Corps, Presidential medicine
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Dec 31, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Focus on Readiness. 1 Skills and Methods— Defining and Integrating Readiness. 4 Data and Information Systems. 5 New Knowledge—Noted Publications. 7 What’s Coming Up. 7 Knowledge Sources. 8 In the Next Issue. 8 Supporting a ready medical force and medically ready force is at the center of the Military Health System (MHS) Quadruple Aim and the core of the Navy Medicine mission. This article provides a background on Navy Medical Readiness, highlights National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)...
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US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Dec 26, 2018 U.S. Navy. Naval Medical Research Center
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inside this issue Commander’s Holiday Message..........1 Announcements..........2 • Meet NMRC’s new Senior Enlisted Leader • Join us in mourning retired Capt. Dr. L. Edward Antosek Navy Scientists Look to Improve Safety in Low Oxygen Environments..........3 Forging Partnerships: NAMRU-2 Strengthens Collaborative Efforts with Duke-NUS..........4 NMRC Researchers Seek Ways to Improve the Safety, Comfort and Survivability of the Warfighter..........5 NAMRU-SA Developing Diagnostic Tools to...
Topics: NAMRU-SA, NAMRU-2, Navy Medical Field Research Laboratory (NMFRL), hisotry of medicine, entomology,...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Nov 30, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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By Capt. Jane McWilliams Hardman, Medical Corps, U.S.N., Retired Editor’s Note. The following is an excerpt of an oral history with Capt. Jane McWilliams Hardman from May 2018. In December 1973, then-Lts. McWilliams and Victoria Voge made history as the first female flight surgeons in the Navy. Hardman would go on to serve over 20 years in the Navy as a flight surgeon and aviation pathologist. Although retired in 1993, Hardman would briefly return to service after Sept. 11, 2001 serving as...
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, flight surgeons, women's history, NH Roosevelt Roads
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Nov 30, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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A drive to serve others led me to the physical therapy (PT) field and Navy Medicine. Physical therapists assess musculoskeletal disorders and injuries and recommend treatments to restore mobility and function. I originally focused on work with the Department of Veterans Affairs following PT school, but learning about the direct accession program ultimately led me to active duty service. The chance to serve with complex cases, outside of 9-5 hours, in a variety of settings, and around the world...
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, physical therapy, NMC Portsmouth, Peace Corps
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Nov 30, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work during October 2018.
Topics: hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), Panama Canal, Operation Enduring Promise, humanitarian...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Nov 30, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Since November 28, 1775, the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps has been inspiring hope, strengthening spiritual well-being, building resilience, enhancing readiness, and providing solace for service members around the globe, in times of war and in peace. At Navy Medicine West (NMW), regional headquarters for all Navy Medicine health care and dental treatment facilities along the West Coast and Pacific Rim as well as all research and development laboratories around the globe, the regional chaplain serves...
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Chaplain Corps, NMC San Diego, Navy Medicine West
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Nov 21, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Newly BUMED-developed Emergency Contraception Protocols provide optional algorithms to guide the patient and provider decision making process regarding the use of emergency contraception options.   BUMED developed two protocols - one each for clinicians and nurses.  Rationale for the Nurse-run Protocol:   the Ulipristal Acetate pill ("Ella"), effective for up to 5 days after the sexual encounter, is a more reliable emergency contraception pill than is 1.5mg Levonorgestrel (such as...
Topics: contraceptives, women's health, sexual health
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Nov 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work during September 2018.
Topics: mass casualty exercise, Syria, Hospital Corps, training, Navy Medicine Live blog
By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On the morning of September 15, 1944, the 1st Marine Division began their assault on a tiny coral island in the Central Pacific called Peleliu. For Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class Eleuterio “Joe” Marquez this would be a baptism of fire. The 19-year old Los Angeles native had enlisted a year earlier with his two best friends, each anxious to make their own contributions to the good fight. After a whirlwind of boot...
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, history of medicine, World War II
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Oct 30, 2018 U.S. Navy. Nurse Corps
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Director’s Message: Strategic Planning Tina Davidson, RDML, NC, USN Director, Navy Nurse Corps Cultivate Transformational Leadership Mary Riggs, RADM, NC Deputy Director, Reserve Component Congratulations, Rear Admiral Upper Half Riggs! Strategic Planning: Readiness and Transformational Leadership Jamie Goggins, CDR, NC Director, Requirements & Capability Management, BUMED The Nurse Corps Interns of the Strategic Planning Meeting Koa Thomas, LCDR, NC Fort Belvoir Community Hospital...
Topics: Fleet Marine Force, NATO Role 3 Multinational Hospital, Afghanistan, NH Okinawa, diabetes, NMC...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Oct 26, 2018 US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
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Chemical agent exposure, Germany ............................ 3 Selected notifiable conditions ....................................... 4 Notifiable sexually transmitted diseases ....................... 6 Influenza-like illness, Ft Benning .................................. 7 ARD update ................................................................. 8 Supplement #1: 1994 Hospitalization Summary Active Duty Hospitalizations .............................. 10 Hospitalization rates...
Topics: military medicine, sexually-transmitted dieases, Germany
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Oct 26, 2018 U.S. Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch
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Update: Routine screening for antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus, civilian applicants for U.S. military service and U.S. Armed Forces, active and reserve components, January 2013–June 2018 Human papillomavirus vaccine initiation, coverage, and completion rates among U.S. active component service members, 2007–2017 Leslie L. Clark, PhD, MS; Shauna Stahlman, PhD, MPH; Stephen B. Taubman, PhD Update: Accidental drownings and near drownings, active component, U.S. Armed Forces,...
Topics: human immunodeficiency virus, human papillomavirus, vaccination, fireworks, drowning
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Oct 26, 2018 U.S. Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch
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Incidence and sequelae of acute pelvic inflammatory disease among active component females, U.S. Armed Forces, 1996–2016 Debra L. McKee, DO; Zheng Hu, MS; Shauna Stahlman, PhD, MPH Psychiatric medical evacuations in individuals with diagnosed predeployment family problems, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002–2014 Brianna L. Rupp, DO; Saixia Ying, PhD; Shauna L. Stahlman, PhD, MPH Department of Defense end-of-season influenza vaccine effectiveness estimates for the 2017–2018 season...
Topics: influenza, military medicine, psychiatry, gynecology
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Oct 26, 2018 U.S. Navy. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda
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Staff Appreciation Week Provides Excitement for Personnel Military Child Perseveres in the Face of Autism Women's Leadership Group Tackles Fraternization, Sexual Harrassment Lean Six Sigma: Increasing WRNMMC's Efficiency with Studies & Teamwork Training Empowers Sailors to Intervene ATS Offers Education, Support to Family Members Evacuation Drill The Pursuit of Health and Fitness Research Competition1 Highlights Ingenuity in Military Medicine 'Laboratory, Professiona1s Get Results':...
Topics: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, atuism, SAPR (Sexual Assault Prevention and Response...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Oct 26, 2018 U.S. Navy. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda
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NSAB Conducts First Independent PRT Cycle Shriver Leads U.S. Military Cancer Institute to Excellence Bethesda Supports Earth Week With Base: Clean Up Soldiers Inducted into NCO Corps Days of Remembrance -Staff Moved by Holocaust Museum Visit Stages of Healing Base Police and  NCIS to "Take Back" Prescription Drugs NSAB thanks Militay Children With Ice Cream Social Mosquito Season Expected to Arrive Early Preparing to Weather the Storm
Topics: physical readiness tests, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Military Cancer Institute,...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Oct 26, 2018 U.S. Navy. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda
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First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Fisher House New Exercise Class Offers Fun, Fitness with Spring-loaded Boots Organ Donation Awareness Month: Rebirth of old technique gives kidney transplant patients new lease on life WRNMMC Honors Junior Officer, Civilians of the Year Tips for Teaching Money Management to Kids Hospital Cancer Program Commended Patient Safety a Priority at WRNMMC
Topics: Kangoo, Fisher House, organ donation, kidney disease, transplantation, Walter Reed National...
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Oct 26, 2018 U.S. Navy. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda
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Eggstravaganza Provides Food, Games, Fun for Military Families Navy Announces Sexual Assault Awareness Month Bethesda Celebrates 119 Years of the U.S. Navy Chief Top 5 Reasons to Admire Military Kids Physica1 Therapy Important Step in Recovery Process Mateczun retires after 41 years of military service Religious Traditions Bring Bible to Life for Observant Jews, Christians Social Workers Help WRNMMC Patients Make Smooth Transitions,  Overcome Obstacles How Is Your Brain's Health? Seminar...
Topics: Easter, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, physical therapy, social work, traumatic...
PASSING OF CAPTAIN ERIC LEWIS, DC, USN (RET) Fellow Dental Corps officers, it is with deep regret that I inform you of the recent passing of CAPT Eric Lewis, DC, USN (ret). Eric Lewis was born on August 4, 1951, in Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Edgar Lewis of Cairo, Georgia, and Mary Fennell Lewis of Rosehill, North Carolina.
Topics: Dental Corps, obituary
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Oct 15, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Features A Navy Nurse in Brazil................................................................page 4 by Cmdr. (ret.) Dymphna van Gorp, NC, USN The Lebanon Crisis of 1958 and the Development of the Navy Fleet Surgical Team Concept............................................page 12 Why a Navy Surgeon? Dr. Benjamin Rush Mitchell and the Mexican War.................................................................................page 18 by James Alsop, PhD The Story of "CAPT Jack," Navy...
Topics: history of medicine, Mexican-American War, NAMRU-2, World War II, dentistry
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Oct 5, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Focus on Access and the NDAA The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)’s Impact on Access The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the annual  authorization bill for the Department of Defense (DoD) and covers all aspects of DoD programs. Specific sections deal with the Defense Health Program (DHP) and operations. This article details specific DHP policy and programmatic changes specified in Fiscal Year 2017 and 2018 NDAAs impacting access to quality health services. Focus on...
Topics: military medicine, Congress, TRICARE, medical insurance, socialized medicine
Assembled from Interactive Healthcare Conference interviews, October 18, 1987.
Topics: training, education
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
Oct 2, 2018 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
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“Commander Cowan said, ‘You do it because the guy on the stretcher, and his family back home, are depending on you.’ And I promptly forgot that lesson.” But it all came crashing back 21 years later. Navy Surgeon General VADM Forrest Faison ('84) talks about his experiences at Bushmaster and the impact it had on his career.
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Oct 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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By Regena Kowitz Navy Medicine West Public Affairs When Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ashley Raynor was headed home from work on Feb. 23, southboundon California’s Interstate 5 alongside the Pacific Ocean, the last thing she expected was to be one of the first people to arrive at the scene of an accident. When traffic came to a sudden halt, Raynor saw a three-car collision just ahead. One car was severely damaged and facing oncoming traffic. Two other cars, while not as badly damaged, showed...
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by Andre Sobocinski It’s 1943. As the war rages across the globe, a surge of combat casualties are flooding back stateside from places like Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and New Guinea. To meet the increasing demand for medical care, the Navy establishes over 30 new hospitals in the year. Among them is a facility located 40 miles north of San Diego called “Naval Hospital Santa Margarita Ranch, Oceanside.”  Commissioned on Sept. 3, 1943, Naval Hospital Santa Margarita Ranch operated from a series...
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, history of medicine, Camp Pendleton, California, World War II
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Oct 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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By Ed Gulick Public Affairs, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Editor’s note: September is celebrated annually as National Yoga Month! In the following blog, the author shares his experiences with yoga as a means to practice mindfulness, breath control and body awareness for personal health. It’s not intended as medical advice.
Topics: yoga, Navy Medicine Live blog
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Oct 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work during August 2018.
Topics: USS Boxer (LHD 4), Navy Medicine Live blog, dentistry, Romania, Medevac, training
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Oct 1, 2018 United States Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
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Table of Contents Chemical agent exposure, Germany ............................ 3 Selected notifiable conditions ....................................... 4 Notifiable sexually transmitted diseases ....................... 6 Influenza-like illness, Ft Benning .................................. 7 ARD update ................................................................. 8 Supplement #1: 1994 Hospitalization Summary Active Duty Hospitalizations .............................. 10 Hospitalization...
Topics: Germany, chemicals, venereal disease
Two weeks ago, Hurricane Florence came ashore on the east coast causing severe and extensive damage in the Carolinas. For those who may not know, Camp Lejeune experienced the brunt of this hurricane causing a catastrophic loss to three of their primary dental treatment facilities consisting of 31 dental operatories. It is also possible the command could lose another 26 operatories if another clinic is deemed structurally unsafe... G.D. SHAFFER
Topics: Dental Corps, Camp Lejeune, hurricane, dentistry
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Sep 21, 2018 U. S. Naval Experimental Diving Unit
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(Chapter XIII of Notes for Submarine Officers, compiled by U. S. Naval Submarine School, New London, Connecticut, September 1946). Addendum and copies prepared by: U. S. Naval Experimental Diving Unit U. S. Naval Gun Factory Washington 25, D. C. The following notes concern sinkings of submarines from which survivors nave been able to report possible and definite causes of the disasters and which -seem to stress the importance of escape training in peacetime and war. The report includes case...
Topics: submarine medicine, World War I, World War II, submarines
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Sep 5, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Focus on VALUE IN HEALTH CARE Laying the Foundation for Health System Transformation Focus on Value in Health Care. 1 Skills and Methods— Alternative Payment Models . 3 Data and Information Systems—Resources for Value-Based Care Measures . 5 New Knowledge—Noted Publications. 5 Tips and Tricks—Saving and Exporting Data from M2. 6 Knowledge Sources. 9 In the Next Issue. 9 Recent directives in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) require the Military Health System (MHS) to...
Topics: health insurance, TRICARE, socialized medicine
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Sep 4, 2018 U.S. Navy. Nurse Corps
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Mentorship Takes Many Forms Tina Davidson, RDML, NC, USN Director, Navy Nurse Corps San Antonio Has a New Admiral It is with great sadness that we share the news of RADM Alene Duerk’s passing on Saturday, 21 July 2018. Admiral Alene B. Duerk Award Reserve Corner: Readiness of our Corps Mary Riggs, RDML, NC Deputy Director, Reserve Component Retirement of Rear Admiral McCormick-Boyle Haley Willis, LT, NC NHC Lovell Our Journey to the “Pathway to Excellence” DesignationValerie Morrison,...
Topics: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, NMC San Diego, NH Camp Pendleton, NH Jacksonville,...
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Sep 4, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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By Douglas H. Stutz Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs For many hospital corpsmen, working in a war zone setting is a deployment reality. Real-world experience helps train them to work in these challenging trauma environments. Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Darrius A. Cooley was one of eight instructors teaching and supervising 15 corpsmen from mid-April to June 1, 2018 during the Hospital Corpsman Trauma Training. The initiative is a unique partnership between...
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Hospital Corps, NH Bremerton
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Sep 4, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work during July 2018.
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Iraq, training, Hospital Corps, dentistry, Dental Corps, humanitarian...
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Sep 4, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The year is 1944. At Naval Hospital Bethesda, Md., doctors are no longer able to procure glass eyes for wounded veterans. Hearing about new advances in ocular prosthetics, the hospital’s Chief of the Ear, Nose and Throat Department asks researchers at the Navy Dental School to explore solutions to the glass eye shortage. Within the year, three Navy dentists and a medical illustrator devised a method for fabricating...
Topics: history of medicine, Navy Medicine Live blog, ophthalmology, dentistry, prosthetics, eyes
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Sep 4, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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On behalf of Navy Medicine, I wish to extend my sincerest congratulations to the men and women of our Navy Dental Corps as you celebrate your 106th anniversary. The Dental Corps has served with steadfast devotion to duty since August 22, 1912 when President Howard Taft signed into law an act passed by the 62nd Congress establishing the Navy Dental Corps. From its original cadre of 30 assistant dental surgeons, to the now 1,300-plus active duty and reserve personnel, the Dental Corps has served...
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Sep 4, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere congratulations, thanks and appreciation to the Navy Medical Service Corps (MSC) as it celebrates 71 years of unwavering dedication and service. — Vice Admiral C. Forrest Faison III, Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Medical Service Corps
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Aug 29, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Papers Relating to the Establishment of a Naval Hospital Unit in Bilibid Prison, Manila, P..I. The original correspondence, transcriptions of which are presented herewith as the "Bilibid Letter Book, 1942" was addressed to the Japanese prison authorities in an effort on the part of our Naval Medical Personnel to carry out the spirit of our last directive from Admiral Rockwell,. District Commandant., namely., "To maintain a Naval hospital in the Manila Area." The Naval...
Topics: Bilibid Prison, World War II, prisoners of war, POWs, Philippine Islands, L.B. Sartin, war crimes,...
NAVAL HOSPITAL JACKSONVILLE KICKED OFF ITS SCIENCE, SERVICE, MEDICINE AND MENTORING PROGRAM WITH DARNELL COOKMAN HIGH SCHOOL.  THE PROGRAM AIMS TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS' COMMITMENT TO SCIENCE AND MEDICINE. "YOU ACTUALLY GET FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE BASED ON THESE DOCTORS.  THE REASON WE'RE ALL AT THIS MEDICAL SCHOOL IS BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE SOME INTEREST IN MEDICAL.  I THINK IT'S VERY INTERESTING, IT'S VERY HELPFUL AND THEY HAVE A WHOLE WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE." IT'S A PROGRAM WHERE WE OFFER...
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DARNELL-COOKMAN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE EXPERIENCING NAVY MEDICINE FIRST HAND THROUGH NAVAL HOSPITAL JACKSONVILLE'S SCIENCE, SERVICE, MEDICINE AND MENTORING PROGRAM. "WELL, WE'RE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU HERE AND I KNOW MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED FROM A VAST GROUP OF YOUR COLLEAGUES, AND THIS A GREAT OPPROTUNITY AND WE HOPE THAT WHILE YOU'RE HERE YOU GET TO SEE AND DO A LOT AND LEARN A LOT." DARNELL-COOKMAN STUDENTS WERE INVOLVED IN INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS AND HANDS ON MEDICAL ACTIVITIES....
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Aug 28, 2018 U.S. Naval Hospital Jacksonville
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DURING A TWO DAY VISIT TO THE JACKSONVILLE AREA U.S. NAVY SURGEON GENERAL, VICE ADMIRAL MATTHEW NATHAN, VISITED NAVAL HOSPITAL JACKSONVILLE, ITS HOSPITAL, AND BRANCH HEALTH CLINICS. "THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, THANK YOU FOR BEING PART A GREAT MILITARY CIVILIAN TEAM GETS THE JOB DONE DOWN HERE IN JACKSONVILLE PROVIDES CONFIDENCE, PROVIDES COMFORT FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE AREA, WHOSE FAMILIES STAY HERE, AND FOR THOSE WHO DEPLOY AND LEAVE THEIR FAMILIES BEHIND. THANK YOU FOR TAKING...
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On August 22nd, the Navy Dental Corps will celebrate one hundred six years of proud history. I thank each of you for your dedicated service to our nation and for shaping our proud heritage as we reminisce on our decorated past, celebrate our present, and look to our promising future. The Navy Dental Corps has stood at the tip of the spear since its inception in 1912, developing officers who not only ensure the dental readiness of our fighting force, but who lead from the front, assuming roles...
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Aug 8, 2018 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
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What is Plan B One Step ®? Plan B One-Step® is an emergency contraception pill containing a progestin hormone called levonorgestrel. Progestin-only pills can reduce your risk of getting pregnant by 88% if taken within a few hours of the sexual encounter. If a woman has had sex without using birth control or if something happened (such as a condom broke), she can use emergency contraception to reduce her risk of becoming pregnant. Plan B One Step ® is a form of emergency contraception that is...
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Aug 8, 2018 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
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The SHARP poster on emergency contraception has been revised. It   mentions all three emergency contraception options and has an editable box for your local information.  
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Aug 8, 2018 U.S. Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command
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SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES 08.03.2018 Video by Larry Coffey Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command Edited video story - RDML Tina Davidson relieving RADM Rebecca McCormick-Boyle as Commander, Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command. RT- 1:31 Date Taken: 08.03.2018 Date Posted: 08.07.2018 08:51 Category: Package Video ID: 617697 VIRIN: 180803-N-GG618-333 Filename: DOD_105899784 Length: 00:01:33 Location: SAN ANTONIO, TX, US
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Aug 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital
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[Final issue] Retention Excellence Award Bestows Right to Paint Anchor Golden Corpsman Ball Celebrates Legacy, Strength and Valor Trauma and Treatment: The Rest of the Story By Lt. Cmdr. J.A. Hoyos, NHTP Mental Health Department Awardees...
Topics: Hospital Corps, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychiatry, psychology, NH Twentynine Palms
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Aug 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital
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Got Mental Health? By Capt. Anthony Arita, PhD, Clinical Psychologist Conversations with Chaplains are Strictly Confidential Awardees... Introducing New Staff -- Welcome Aboard! NTHP Sexual Assault Forensics Program Understanding Sexual Assault Reporting Options
Topics: NH Twentynine Palms, psychiatry, psychology
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Aug 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital
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NHTP Hosts Regional Clinical Management Course Department in the Spotlight: NHTP Multi-Service Ward (MSW) Awardees... NHTP Town Hall at Ocotillo Housing Community Center Introducing New Staff -- Welcome Aboard! NHTP Third Annual Process Improvement Fair Increases Efficiency
Topic: NH Twentynine Palms
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Aug 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work during June 2018.
Topics: avy Medicine Live blog, Hospital Corps, NH Yokosuka, Japan, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), humanitarian...
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Aug 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Gassed! Navy Medicine and the poison gas threat of World War I By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery At 0400 on April 13, 1918 shouts of “Gas attack!” could be heard across Camp Fontaine-St. Robert in the Verdun Sector of France. Located two miles from the front, this wooden hollow served as the makeshift quarters for 300 Marines and Sailors of the 74th Company, 6th Marine Regiment. Over the next four hours the unit was bombarded with yellow and blue...
Topics: Hospital Corps, World War I, history of medicine, Navy Medicine Live blog, Hospital Corps, gas...
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Jul 30, 2018 U.S. Navy. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda
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Final issue. Medical Leader Encourages Providers to Meet Challenges WRNMMC, Base Hold Code White Exercise Olympian Trades in Silver Medal for Gold Bars Nurses Honor June’s DAISY Award Winner There’s a New Sergeant in Town! A Look Back at The Journal Army to Introduce New Fitness Test in 2020 Safe Summer Takes Planning NSA Bethesda Took a Tour of the MD 355 Project
Topics: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences,...
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Jul 23, 2018 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
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Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection caused by infection with the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium which infects the mucous membranes of the reproductive tract, including the cervix, uterus, and fallopian tubes in women, and the urethra in women and men. N. gonorrhoeae can also infect the mucous membranes of the mouth, throat, eyes, and rectum. Gonorrhea is transmitted through sexual contact with the penis, vagina, mouth, or anus of an infected partner. Ejaculation does not have to...
Topics: gonorrhea, sexually transmitted diseases
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Jul 12, 2018 U.S. Navy. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda
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Celebrating the Fourth [Red Cross Pack Animal Visitation Program] Jones Retiring After 41-Year Military Career Adams Assumes NMPDC Command First Lady Visits Patients, Families, Staff at WRNMMC Former Patient Urges Graduates to Keep Excelling, Inspiring MWR Holds Mud Run New App Teaches Citizens to ‘Stop the Bleed,’ Save a Life WRNMMC Soldier Shares Life-Saving Story WRNMMC Nursing Team Honors Members Bumps & Bites: Protecting Yourself from Pests, Plants Tick-Talk: Protect Yourself...
Topics: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, dogs, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command,...
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Jul 5, 2018 U.S. Navy. Nurse Corps
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Do Nurses Really Eat Their Young? Tina Davidson, RDML, NC, USN Director, Navy Nurse Corps Reserve Corner: Professional Development Mary Riggs, RDML, NC Deputy Director, Reserve Component Happy 110th Birthday, Nurse Corps! Health Professions Loan Repayment Program Carolyn McGee, CAPT, NC Career Planner Duty Under Instruction (DUINS) Updates Specialty Leader Update: Family Nurse Practitioner (1976) Troy Baumann-Freund CDR, NC, USN TriService Nursing Research Program - A J.O. Perspective Kimberly...
Topics: Afghanistan, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, NMC San Diego, NHC Cherry Point, NFBC...
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Jul 3, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery For as long as there has been a U.S. Navy, ships have been named after military heroes, politicians, and individuals who have made important contributions to the service.1 USS Litchfield (DD-336) is one of hundreds of ships to follow this practice. But unlike those commissioned before or after, the Litchfield holds the distinction as the first ship ever named in honor of a hospital corpsman. John Russell Litchfield –...
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, World War I, history of medicine, Hospital Corps
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Jul 3, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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‘Navy Care’ Virtual Health App Launches at Naval Hospital Jacksonville Navy Medicine is conducting its world-wide pilot of Navy Care at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. Navy Care enables patients to have a virtual visit with a clinician, by using a smartphone, tablet, or computer. It’s private, secure, and free. Second Class of Corpsmen Completes Trauma Training in Chicago Fifteen hospital corpsmen completed the Navy Medicine’s second iteration of trauma training June 1 in North Chicago....
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Hospital Corps, NH Jacksonville, telemedicine, drug abuse, opiods
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Jul 3, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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This Sunday, June 17, marks the one-hundred twentieth anniversary of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps. Provisions in an act of Congress created the Hospital Corps as an organized unit of the Medical Department, and established the Hospital Steward, Hospital Apprentice First Class, Hospital Apprentice, and the warrant rank of pharmacist. Under the act, the Secretary of the Navy appointed 25 senior apothecaries of the Navy as pharmacists – the charter members of the Hospital Corps. The Hospital...
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Jul 3, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work during May 2018.
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Pacific Partnership, humanitarian assistance, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19),...
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Jul 3, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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By Cmdr. Katharina Pellegrin Editor’s note: Cmdr. Katharina Pellegrin is a Hand/Microvascular, Burn and Trauma Surgeon stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and currently aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). She has deployed twice (Fallujah, Iraq 2006/07; Afghanistan 2011/12) where she garnered extensive wartime trauma experience. USNS Mercy departed from San Diego in February of 2018 in support of the thirteenth Pacific Partnership mission....
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Pacific Partnership, humanitarian assistance, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19),...
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Jul 3, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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On behalf of the Navy Medicine family, I would like to thank the members of the Hospital Corps as they commemorate 120 years of excellence and selfless service to our Navy, Marine Corps, and Nation. Today we celebrate the strength, valor, fidelity, and compassion of our most decorated Corps. Men and women are alive today because of the selflessness, commitment, and dedication our Hospital Corpsmen provide for the wounded, ill, and injured. Whether serving on the ground with coalition forces,...
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Hospital Corps
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Jun 29, 2018 U.S. Navy. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda
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Navy Releases New Parental Leave Program Walter Reed Bethesda Observes Army’s 243rd Birthday 7th Deck Recognizes Staff’s Educational Achievements Summit Focuses on Precision Medicine LGBT Pride Month Observed at WRNMMC Foot, Lower-Extremity Care Important to Readiness, Overall Health USU Holds Brigade Change of Command MWR Holds Daddy Daughter Dance Detroit Lions Visit the Warrior Café Meet Luke: First Young Recruit in WRB Facility Dog Program Cancer Awareness Day
Topics: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, National Human Genome Research Institute, Defense...
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Jun 26, 2018 US Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
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The Hospital Corpsman Fleet Instructional Readiness and Simulation Training (HM FIRST) is a five-day course provided by Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) that enhances hospital corpsmen’s skill sets as they transition to a fleet assignment. HM FIRST is hands-on training geared toward making any HM more comfortable and confident working their jobs as if they were all Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC). The training is held in the Healthcare Simulation and Bioskills Training Center who use...
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Jun 15, 2018 U.S. Navy. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda
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“America’s Medical School” Graduate Selected for NASA Spaceflight Mission; Army Doctor, Astronaut Andrew Morgan heads to space in 2019 Nursing Team Leads Way to WRNMMC’s Pathway to Excellence Designation Sailors Frocked at Walter Reed Bethesda MWR Achieves 2nd Consecutive Accreditation Nurses Honor Morrison with DAISY Leadership Award USU Celebrates 39th Commencement Annual Aware for All Event Highlights Importance of Research Unite Our Vision by Working Together Reception and...
Topics: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, NASA, nursing, Walter Reed National Military...
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Jun 5, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Women's Health Office
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Also known as "Patient Contraception Decision Tool" "The Office of BUMED Women's Health recently launched a new "Patient Contraception Decision Tool".   This multipage, visually appealing, easy-to-follow, document helps the user navigate the many contraception and emergency contraception options to best meet her needs and briefly explains the mechanisms of action, potential side-effects and benefits of many birth control options.   This tool may useful in your clinic...
Topics: women's health, birth control, contraception, sexual health
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Jun 5, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Jun 5, 2018 U.S. Navy. Department of the Navy Human Research Protection Program
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Ms. Sophea Sout: HRPP Administrator Working to Deliver Culturally Appropriate Ethics Training for NAMRU-2’s Extramural Collaborators By Derek Englis U.S. Institutional Review Boards on an International Stage: An Interview with Roxana Lescano of NAMRU-6 IRB By Chidima Ioanou Major Walter Reed; 1900 Yellow Fever Trial and Unprecedented Implementation of English and Translated Informed Consent Forms By Chidima Ioanou
Topics: Walter Reed, Cuba, Yellow Fever, NAMRU-2, NAMRU-6, Cambodia
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Jun 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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By André B. Sobocinski Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery In the annals of naval history, perhaps there are no more famous siblings than the Sullivans—five brothers whose lives were lost aboard USS Juneau (CL-52) at Guadalcanal in 1942. Less well-known are the Northcott brothers—John (b. 1918), Robert (b.1920) and Thomas (b.1921)—three seamen apprentices-turned hospital corpsmen who miraculously survived a gauntlet of disease, torture and deprivation over their first...
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Hospital Corps, World War II, Philippines, history of medicine
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Jun 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work during April 2018.
Topics: USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), blood donation, Hospital Corps, Continuing Promise, Guatemala,...
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Jun 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
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On behalf of the Navy Medicine family, congratulations to the men and women of our Navy Nurse Corps on your 110th anniversary.
Topics: Navy Medicine Live blog, Nurse Corps
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Jun 1, 2018 U.S. Navy. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda
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Think Safety During Critical Days of Summer WRNMMC Hosts 33rd Annual Navy-Wide Research Competition NSAB Hosts ‘Pit Stop’ on Bike to Work Day Fitness Center Hosts Annual Kayak Football Tournament Women’s Health Month: Focusing On A Healthy Heart, Diet, Lifestyle Rolling Thunder Group Starts Memorial Day Ride at NSAB Event Highlights Importance of Building Resiliency Invincible Spirit Festival Rocks NSAB NSAB Holds ASF Academy Graduation Skin Cancer: Protect Your Skin Against the Sun...
Topics: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, NMC Portsmouth, women's health, cardiology, melanoma
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May 30, 2018 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
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What is HIV PrEP? - PrEP is a once-daily pill that can reduce your patient’s HIV risk by over 90% when taken daily. - PrEP is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and was approved in 2012 by the FDA as one strategy for HIV risk reduction among adults at substantial risk for HIV. - PrEP is a combination of two anti-retroviral agents (TRUVADA; tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/300mg and emtricitabine/200mg) which have been used, at higher dosages and in combination...
Topics: HIV, AIDS
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May 17, 2018 U.S. Navy. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda
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Invincible Spirit Festival Returns to NSAB Walter Reed Bethesda Nurses Salute Senior Members NSAB Hosts Town Hall NSAB Holds Auxiliary Security Forces Academy ASBP Recognizes Blood Donors and Blood Drive Coordinators USU Announces 2018 Enlisted-to-Physician Program Selectees ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ Celebration Nurses Celebrate Nurses’ Week, Navy Nurse Corps Birthday NSAB Competes in NDW Admiral’s Cup Walter Reed Bethesda Conducts Mass Casualty Exercise NSAB Hosts Road to the 2018...
Topics: newspaper, nursing, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Armed Services Blood Program,...
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May 10, 2018 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center ; EpiData Center
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Reported rates of primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis in the U.S. and the Navy and Marine Corps have been rising during the past few years. Estimates by the NMCPHC suggest P&S syphilis rates among active duty male Sailors and Marines significantly exceed the national targets.   Accurate reporting of syphilis cases by stage is essential to understanding this phenomenon.   However, within the Defense Reporting System-internet (DRSi) passive data report system (typically) used by Navy...
Topics: HIV, AIDS, military medicine, sexually transmitted diseases
US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Medical History Collection
May 10, 2018 U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
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Poster for sailors explaining syphilis, and how to avoid getting it.
Topics: syphilis, venereal disease, sexually transmitted disease